The Hardest Question to Answer
by Alan Shlemon
I’ve been asked hundreds of questions about Islam, homosexuality, the problem of evil, abortion, the Bible, and many other topics. Some questions are easy, while others are hard. The most difficult question, though, is never about those topics. It’s about God.
The hardest question to answer begins with “Why would God…?” For example, why would God create Lucifer if He knew he would rebel and become Satan? Why would God create some humans He knew He would send to Hell? Why is God willing to allow a two-year-old girl to suffer with an incurable condition for a year and then die? Why did God choose to send Jesus to Earth in the first century?
Some of you might think, I can answer that! Well, sure, there are plenty of theologians, philosophers, and apologists that give interesting answers. I can muster a plausible answer, too. I do it all the time.
But here’s why this question is the hardest to answer…